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Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam 2017: 30 May 2017

May 30, 2017 18:18 IST

    Current Affairs Quiz 17 May

    In this current affairs quiz article, we have provided important IAS questions based on the crucial events of national and international importance. Try to solve and hence, check your level of IAS preparation.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims Exam: 13 to 19 May 2017

    1. Recently, India and Fiji has signed a MoU on Defence Cooperation. Consider the following statements regarding this:
    I. A MoU on defence cooperation envisaging several areas of cooperation including in defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance & disaster management was signed.
    II. Both the countries have discussed expanded defence partnership in maritime security between both the countries and naval cooperation was identified as an area of promise.

    Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    a. Only I
    b. Only II
    c. Both I and II
    d. Neither I nor II

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The Minister of Defence and National Security of Fiji, Honourable Ratu Inoke Kubuabola accompanied by his delegation met the Minister of Defence, Finance and Corporate Affairs, Arun Jaitley in New Delhi today.

    The Ministers discussed expanded defence partnership in maritime security between both the countries, and naval cooperation was identified as an area of promise.
    An MoU on defence cooperation envisaging several areas of cooperation including in defence industry, military training and humanitarian assistance & disaster management was signed.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- April 2017

    2. Recently, an Aeronautical Test Range (ATR) of the Defence Research & Development Organisation (DRDO) has been inaugurated at Chitradurga in Karnataka. Consider the following statements regarding the Aeronautical Test Range (ATR):
    I. The ATR will help in creating conditions for research, which will, in turn, develop the type of human resource in the country required in the field of aeronautical testing.
    II. The ATR is the first of its kind range in the country exclusively meant to conduct flight tests of indigenous unmanned and manned aircraft, developed by the DRDO.
    III. The ATR spread across 4,029 acres, the 28-kilometre perimeter strategic test range envisages a two-kilometre runway beside other tracking and control equipment where a rail link to the facility has also been planned.

    Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    a. Only I
    b. I and II
    c. II and III
    d. All of the above

    Answer: d

    Explanation:

    The ATR is the first of its kind range in the country exclusively meant to conduct flight tests of indigenous unmanned and manned aircraft, developed by the DRDO including the naval and trainer versions of the Light Combat Aircraft, the unmanned air vehicles- Rustom-I and Rustom-II (Tapas); the Airborne Early Warning & Control Systems (AEW&C), Air-to-Ground weapons, parachutes and aerostats, etc. This outdoor testing and the evaluating facility has been set up by the Aeronautical Development Establishment (ADE), one of the premier laboratories of the DRDO.

    Spread across 4,029 acres, the 28-kilometre perimeter strategic test range envisages a two-kilometre runway beside other tracking and control equipment where a rail link to the facility has also been planned. The State-of-the-Art Range Control Centre (RCC) houses the Air Traffic Display System with remote control of Radar operations, ATC RF Voice communication system, Ground Telemetry system, Mission Video Distribution and Display System and Range Operational Communication System. The Radar centre houses Primary Radar and Secondary Surveillance Radar (MSSR). About 200 acres of land outside the technical area is earmarked for a township with a shopping complex, school, hospital and transit facility.

    Current Affairs for IAS Prelims 2017- March 2017

    3. Recently, the 5th India Morocco Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) was held in Rabat on 25 and 26 May 2017. Consider the following statements regarding the India Morocco Joint Commission Meeting (JCM):
    I. On 26 May 2017, the 5th India Morocco JCM was convened in Rabat during which a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for Cooperation on Broadcasting between Prasar Bharati, India and Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT), Morocco.
    II. The MoU was signed by Dr Kheya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of India on behalf of Prasar Bharati and Mr Fayçal Laraichi, Chief Executive Officer of SNRT.

    Which of the following statement(s) is/are correct?
    a. Only I
    b. Only II
    c. Both I and II
    d. Neither I nor II

    Answer: c

    Explanation:

    The 5th India Morocco Joint Commission Meeting (JCM) was held in Rabat on 25 and 26 May 2017. On 25 May 2017, the Minister was the keynote speaker at the Industry Day of Morocco in Casablanca, organised by the Ministry of Industry, Investment, Trade and Digital Economy of the Government of the Kingdom of Morocco.

    On 26 May 2017, the 5th India Morocco JCM was convened in Rabat during which a Memorandum of Understanding was signed for Cooperation on Broadcasting between Prasar Bharati, India and Société Nationale de Radiodiffusion et de Télévision (SNRT), Morocco. The MoU was signed by Dr Kheya Bhattacharya, Ambassador of India on behalf of Prasar Bharati and Mr Fayçal Laraichi, Chief Executive Officer of SNRT.

    ECONOMIC SURVEY 2016-17 IMPORTANT QUESTIONS

    4. For the promotion of toilet usage across the country’s villages, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has come out with an aggressive new campaign called Darwaza Band has been supported by which of the following international organisations:
    a. World Bank
    b. International Monetary Fund
    c. New Development Bank
    d. Asian Development Bank

    Answer: a

    Explanation:

    For the promotion of toilet usage across the country’s villages, the Ministry of Drinking Water and Sanitation has come out with an aggressive new campaign called Darwaza Band starting tomorrow, May 30th, 2017. The campaign has been supported by the World Bank and is being rolled out countrywide immediately after the launch. It is designed to encourage behaviour change in men who have toilets but are not using them. The campaign also features actor, Ms Anushka Sharma, who will be seen encouraging women to stand up for this issue in their villages and assume a leadership role.

    Amitabh Bachchan has been a major supporter and ambassador for the Swachh Bharat Mission and is already associated with its ongoing campaigns. Behaviour change has been the focus of Swachh Bharat Mission, which is being pursued through a countrywide comprehensive IEC (Information-Education-Communication) programme. Communication campaigns have been taken up both, at the Central and State levels, for promoting sustained use of toilets and for sustaining the Open Defecation Free status achieved.

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    5. Which of the following cyclonic storm hit the region of Bay of Bengal recently?
    a. Helen
    b. Mora
    c. Phailin
    d. Nilofar

    Answer: b

    Explanation:

    The cyclonic storm ‘MORA’ over east central Bay of Bengal moved northward during past 06 hours with a speed of 11 kmph and lay centred at 0830 hrs IST of today, 29th May, 2017 over east central Bay of Bengal near Latitude 17.3ºN and Longitude 91.3ºE, about 660 km south-southeast of Kolkata and 550 km south-southwest of Chittagong. The system is likely to intensify further into a severe cyclonic storm during next 12 hours. It is very likely to move north-northeastwards and cross Bangladesh coast between longitude 91.0ºE and 92.0ºE near Chittagong around 30th May 2017 forenoon.

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